of 30 starters. Quali: 7th. ~300 spectators
Actuakky I felt good that day, but the penalty screwed up the overall result. It was a fun race though and a good ending to an exciting season.
|I used new handle bar mounts for this race, other than that nothing special.
Race day started wet and thus qualifying was on rain tires in wet
conditions. I had a decent qualifying, finishing 7th, but did not make
the most out of my potential there.
Quali result: 7th
|Then I was off to a great start and
was in 5th position, chasing 4th when I fell and lost two positions
that I couldn't regain unfortunately. But the worst was that race
control gave me a two minute time penalty for passing under yellow
flag, which was totally unjustified. First of all, I passed a rider
that was one lap behind, so not for race position, and secondly, I
passed him before the yellow flag zone, which my onboard camera proves
quite well I think.
This put me back on 13th.
Race 1 result: 7th --> put back to 13th!
|So I had to start from 13th position in race
two. In the pack, I had some bad luck which put me back several times
and after five laps, I was even back in 15th place. In the end I
couldn't gain as much as I hoped and finished in 11th position, for
Race 2 result: 11th
|This was the last race for me of the year, finishing 6th in the overall championship.